Knit Cable Leg Warmers

Keep warm this winter with these easy peasy leg warmers! This is sized to an average woman size is easily scaled up or down for the right size. My photo is of my 3- year old niece which I sccaled down by casting on only 30 stitches and leaving the cable stitch as is. Always keep the cable stitch as listed below and let the additional or fewer stitches come out of the stocking pattern. Enjoy!


  • Two skeins chunky yarn
  • US #3 8inch circulars
  • A cable stitch holder and a stitch marker


Cast on 52 stitchesNOTE: Tubular cast-on recommended; if using tubular, cast on 26; place stitch marker, then remaining stitches

BOTTOM CUFF:Join row by knitting into the rst cast on stitch from the last cast on stitch.

Row 1: *K2, P2* repeat from * to the end of the round.Repeat row 1 until the cuff measures approx. 2 inches from the cast on edge.

BODY:NOTE: Make all cable rows using a Right Cross (RC).

Cable Row: P2, transfer 3 stitches to the cable holder, K3, transfer cable holder stitches to the left needle, K3, P2, knit until 2 stitches before the marker, P2.

Regular row: K6, P2, knit until 2 stitches before the marker, P2

Repeat the cable row every 8th row until the piece measures approx. 13 and a half inches from the cast on edge, ending with a cable row.


Row 1: P2, *K6, P2, knit until 2 stitches before the marker, P2*Repeat from * for the next 7 rows.Row 9: Cable row

Row 10-18: Repeat row 1 for the next 8 rows

FINISH:Bind off and weave in!

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